The Process of Coping with Incest for Adult Survivors: Measurement and Implications for Treatment and Research


Journal Article

The process of coping with sexual trauma is defined in terms of trauma themes—affect and schema categories—and a dimension along which trauma resolution can be measured in regard to these themes. The recovery process is a dynamic one that involves integration of traumatic material into one's personality. Thematic issues define the abusive dynamics that drive current behavior and become the focus of psychotherapeutic interventions. Integration of traumatic experiences proceeds by the processing of these thematic issues. Reliably and validly measuring the coping or recovery process that is facilitated by therapeutic interventions is a first step in understanding the treatment process and in creating effective and efficient interventions. © 1993, SAGE Periodicals Press. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Roth, S; Newman, E

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 363 - 377

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6518

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-2605

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/088626093008003005

Citation Source

  • Scopus